Thinking of moving on from ADSL to FTTC. But in a time of corona with no engineer home visits I am wondering if my NTE is suitable for VDSL. Will I need to change my faceplate which I think I got from ADSL Nation ?
Yeah that's fine, but like Realalemadrid has already said there will be no Engineer visits atm as you are probably already aware.
I say just try it and if there is any issues then try the other one.
Also if you have a micro filter try that in the test socket (remove adsl face plate) that way you will be able to see what speed you should get if you have good internal wiring, once the test is done then put the face plate back on and retest, they should both give the same result give or take.
Happy to do this myself but will I then be unable to persuade the new ISP that my instal will be compatible?
I have in the past changed the entire internal wiring right back to the BT80 Junction Box this was to rule out any internal wiring, plus was to rectify the badly done job the Kelly's engineer did a few years before.
Caution BT gets very angry when you do this and any damages you cause to their hardware / infrastructure you will have to pay
, but you are allowed to remove the face plates on the NTE Master Socket right up to and only up to the back box and its back plate.
Here is an image of all the sections of a complete BT NTE5A
Master Socket, these are starting to get hard to get now due to the NTE5C..
But like I said just try it you might be fine and just change the xDSL Filter and any internal wiring (if not needed) and try again.
Also please be careful when removing the faceplates, wires may be tangled up and the main phone cables might come off and I would hate for that to happen at this current time.
Edited by PaulKirby (Tue 31-Mar-20 10:10:19)